Scientists developed a new type of battery made from a sheet of paper and a liquid teaming with bacteria.
Binghamton University scientists created a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper that can power disposable electronics.
The new manufacturing technique that could revolutionize microelectronics, reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries as a power source in remote, dangerous and resource-limited areas.
Assistant Professor Seokheun “Sean” Choi, who is in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department within the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, said:
“Papertronics have recently emerged as a simple and low-cost way to power disposable point-of-care diagnostic sensors.
Stand-alone and self-sustained, paper-based, point-of-care devices are essential to providing effective and life-saving treatments in resource-limited settings.
Among many flexible and integrative paper-based batteries with a large upside, paper-based microbial fuel cell technology is arguably the most underdeveloped.”
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